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July 18, 1980

Progress in Hematology

Author Affiliations

Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation La Jolla, Calif


edited by Elmer B. Brown, 320 pp, with illus, $34.50, New York, Grune & Stratton, Inc, 1979.

JAMA. 1980;244(3):282. doi:10.1001/jama.1980.03310030056035

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As the scientific literature expands and the rate of accumulation of new information accelerates, the need for critical synthesis of the literature is more and more strongly felt. An analogy can be made to a forest in which the rapid growth of weeds overrides the rather imperceptible growth of trees, making the forest impassable. Periodically, an overview is needed to evaluate critically and place in perspective the lasting areas of contribution. For more than two decades, Progress in Hematology has served this useful purpose in a field that includes hematology in its broadest sense, covering related areas of immunology, oncology, and clinical pathology. A volume is published every two to three years.

This most recent volume contains ten chapters, treating many if not all of the exciting areas of "Progress in Hematology." Among them are chapters on lymphocyte subpopulations and the significance of their markers, eosinophils, chromosome banding techniques, factor